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Faculty Rights Tip: Preference for Available Temporary Work for AY 2021-22

Last summer, as we were three months into the pandemic, CFA negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CSU regarding impacts related to COVID-19 on operations for the academic year 2020-21. While the entire MOU (signed on June 5, 2020) covers eight areas, here we highlight the second item, Preference for Available Temporary Work for AY 2021-22.”

For Lecturer faculty who may have lost courses due to cuts in the 2020-21 academic year (in comparison to their 2019-20 entitlements) and are looking ahead to the 2021-22 work year, this agreement is an important one to know about. It states, “Faculty on temporary appointments who are reappointed in 2020-21 at below their time base entitlement due to the lack of available work will be provided careful consideration up to their time base entitlement from 2019-20 in 2021-22.”

It further states:

Prior to new and additional work being offered to continuing part-time faculty on three-year and one-year appointments, faculty on temporary appointments in 2019-20 who are not reappointed in AY 2020-21 due to lack of available work will be provided careful consideration up to their time base entitlement from 2019-20 if work is available in 2021-22.

For 2021-22, once faculty who were appointed in 2020-21 have been provided careful consideration and appointed to their time base entitlement, and faculty who did not receive 2020-21 appointments have been provided careful consideration up to their time base entitlement, new and additional work assignments may be made in accordance with Provision 12.29(a)(8) (for beginning of academic year) and 12.29(b)(9) (for during the academic year).

This modification to the preference for available work is only applicable in AY 2021-22.

Faculty on temporary appointments not reappointed in AY 2020-21 due to lack of available work, who are reemployed in 2021-22, shall be treated as having consecutive years of service for the requirements of Provision 12.12.

Temporary faculty unit employees who are not reappointed in 2020-21 must apply for work in AY 2021-22 to continue in the applicant pool.

You can read the entire MOU here.

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